DCS: Yak-52

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The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem-seat, radial engine, propellor-driven aircraft that served for many years as the Soviet Union’s basic military flight trainer. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52’s rugged construction, low maintenance costs and excellent handling also made it a popular choice as a basic trainer with a number of other air forces.

Powered by a single Vedeneyev M-14P, 268 kW (360 hp), nine-cylinder radial engine, the all-metal Yak-52’s light all-up weight and large control surfaces make it one of the world’s most responsive aircraft to fly. With learner-friendly handling characteristics, the Yak-52’s remarkable ability to pull over 7 g and push up to negative 5 g makes it a favorite of sports, aerobatics and beginner pilots worldwide.

A sparkling new simulation, the DCS: Yak-52 is an excellent and realistic starting point for your personal pilot career. Once you have breezed through the simulation’s training options, take the next step in the DCS: L-39C Albatros jet trainer. After that, you’ll be ready to rule the skies in modern combat aircraft such as the DCS: MiG-29, Su-27 and F/A18-C.

Key Features:

  • Professional Flight Model that duplicates the flight characteristics of the Yak-52.
  • Detailed and realistic simulation of post-stall behavior that allows edge-of and out-of-envelope maneuvers.
  • Complete systems modeling of the Yak-52 that includes the engine, fuel, electrical and pneumatic systems.
  • Realistic, mouse-interactive cockpit in which almost all controls can be interacted with.
  • Accurate external and cockpit sounds that were recorded from a Yak-52.
  • Interactive training missions included. Learn to start up, taxi, takeoff, and land the Yak-52 like a real pilot.
  • Multiple liveries as both a military trainer and civilian aerobatic aircraft.
  • Cooperative multiplayer. Fly with a friend in the same aircraft.
  • Full virtual reality supported for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft Mixed Reality, and others.


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